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Advanced skills will enable you to manage your states of consciousness to eliminate the negative emotions and limiting decisions that interfere with your ability to obtain the highest levels of success in all areas of your life, including career, relationships, health & fitness, family and personal growth & development. You will learn how to effectively use language to enhance communication and reframe any situation to your personal benefit.

6900436

Class ID: 23793

Online 24/7;8 sessions starting 08/01/2016,ending 08/26/2016

Location : Online

Instructor : Teresa Meehan 



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In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Plus, find out how self quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor''s book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included.

6900318

Class ID: 23750

Online 24/7;8 sessions starting 06/06/2016,ending 07/01/2016

Location : Online

Instructor : Travis Allison 



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Want a happy, well-behaved dog that follows commands? Obedience training helps establish a foundation so you and your pet can relate to one another in an effective manner. Learn obedience tips and tricks with your canine friend. During the class, we will play games that strengthen the basics of obedience and will teach you how to create better communication between you and your dog that will encourage bonding and understanding. This is also a great opportunity to socialize your dog as time will be allowed for the dogs to mingle with each other. Must sign a waiver of liability.

4700001

Class ID: 23611

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM; 8 sessions; starting 6/14/2016, ending 8/2/2016 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 7/5/2015)

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  111

Instructor : Karen Anderson 

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Want a happy, well-behaved dog that follows commands? Obedience training helps establish a foundation so you and your pet can relate to one another in an effective manner. Learn obedience tips and tricks with your canine friend. During the class, we will play games that strengthen the basics of obedience and will teach you how to create better communication between you and your dog that will encourage bonding and understanding. This is also a great opportunity to socialize your dog as time will be allowed for the dogs to mingle with each other. One child between ages 8 - 12 yrs.can attend along with their parent/guardian. Kids over the age of 13 can attend the class by themselves. Charge for class is per pet. Participants must sign a waiver of liability.

4700001

Class ID: 23612

Schedule : Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM; 7 sessions; starting 6/18/2016, ending 8/6/2016 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 7/2/2016)

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  126

Instructor : Karen Anderson 

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If you are nurse, teacher, law enforcement, employer or just have the desire to learn a new language, this beginning Bosnian language class will teach you the basics so you are able to communicate with your Bosnian clients, neighbors, students and friends. Instructor, Vahida Dallenbach, was born and raised in Bosnia until she was 17 yrs. old. She is fluent in Bosnian and English and she will teach you the Bosnian alphabet, words for the number system and most common words used in everyday conversations. In addition, websites and other resources will be shared to help you learn more Bosnian words after class.

4600005

Class ID: 23689

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; 8 sessions; starting 6/20/2016, ending 8/15/2016 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 7/4/2016)

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  104 A

Instructor : Vahida Dallenbach 



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Geared for professionals at every stage, this course provides resources and support to re-assess your career trajectory, develop the tools you need to launch yourself into a promotion, a new job or a whole new field. We will start with the basics – career assessments: who are you? what are you interested in? what are you good at? and where do you want to go? Then we will work on some research skills to find those opportunities or create them yourself. Lastly, each participant will craft the tools to take them to the next step – resumes, cover letters and other ways to reach out and cultivate your next career launch. Each participant will be able to customize their work to suit their unique direction and needs. This Career Preparation class is designed for people who are wanting to clarify their career options within a specific field or explore possibilities for a career change. The goal of the class is to help participants learn more about careers that match their interests and become more confident about career planning and strategic career moves.

6900311

Class ID: 23841

Online 24/7;8 sessions starting 07/05/2016,ending 07/29/2016

Location : Online

Instructor : Kassia Dellabough 



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Citizenship 

ID:21875
Hawkeye offers citizenship classes to individuals who want to become for U.S. citizenship or plan to apply in the next year. Classes are designed to help explain the naturalization process. Copies of the 100 questions that are asked on the citizenship test will be distributed in class.

4700018

Class ID: 21875

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/11/2016, ending 5/11/2016

Location : Metro Center Location : 
  Metro Center.

Room :  227

Instructor : Carol Honary 



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Citizenship 

ID:21880
Hawkeye offers citizenship classes to individuals who want to become for U.S. citizenship or plan to apply in the next year. Classes are designed to help explain the naturalization process. Copies of the 100 questions that are asked on the citizenship test will be distributed in class.

4700018

Class ID: 21880

Schedule : Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 5/13/2016, ending 5/13/2016

Location : Metro Center Location : 
  Metro Center.

Room :  227

Instructor : Jean Hanson 



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This class is for the person who has never turned on a computer. You will learn basic vocabulary, practice turning on the machine and powering it down, using a mouse, typing on the keyboard, and exploring what the computer can do. This is a safe environment to ask all those questions and feel confident using the computer. No previous experience is necessary and you don't even have to own a computer.

2100021

Class ID: 23554

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM; starting 7/21/2016, ending 7/21/2016

Location : Cedar Falls Center Location : 
  Cedar Falls Center.

Room :  114

Instructor : Endya Johnson 



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Natural, organic oils have powerful properties to enhance one's emotional and physical well-being. During this 90-minute class, we will cover the basics of essential, therapeutic oils including how to choose a quality oil, how to use them safely, and which oils can be part of your daily routine to support general health, minor ailments, skin care, and cleaning. Each class attendee will receive a lavender oil blend in a roller bottle that is perfect for supporting relaxation and relieving minor skin irritations.

4700019

Class ID: 23702

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 6/7/2016, ending 6/7/2016

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  121 A/B

Instructor : Celia Even 



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Natural, organic oils have powerful properties to enhance one's emotional and physical well-being. During this 90-minute class, we will cover the basics of essential, therapeutic oils including how to choose a quality oil, how to use them safely, and which oils can be part of your daily routine to support general health, minor ailments, skin care, and cleaning. Each class attendee will receive a lavender oil blend in a roller bottle that is perfect for supporting relaxation and relieving minor skin irritations.

4700019

Class ID: 23703

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM; starting 8/2/2016, ending 8/2/2016

Location : Main Campus - Buchanan Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Buchanan Hall.

Room :  121 A/B

Instructor : Celia Even 



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Evernote 

ID:23736
Save project inspiration you find online and in the real world with Evernote. Snap a picture, record audio, clip entire webpages. Save all kinds of information (documents, hand written notes, audio, images) in one place. Record meetings, store files, save receipts, scan contracts and store contracts. Create a digital file cabinet for all of your projects, documents and to-dos; add multiple layers of organization using notebooks, notebooks stacks and tags. Find what you need fast. Search by keyword or tag and quickly find what you are looking for (even typed and handwritten text inside of attached photos, images, PDFs, documents, spread sheets and presentation).

2900460

Class ID: 23736

Online 24/7;8 sessions starting 07/05/2016,ending 07/29/2016

Location : Online

Instructor : Kimba Green 



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